Guru

Guru Tribute Planned on Anniversary of His Death
Last April, Keith "Guru" Elam passed away, leaving the hip-hop community with one less rap pioneer to call on. The famed Gang Starr member, who was best known for crafting tracks like 'Moment of Truth' with DJ Premier, fell victim to cancer on April 19, 2010...
Guru Celebrated With T-Shirt Line to Benefit His Son
With nearly a year since the passing of legendary Gang Starr MC Guru, his family has just announced that it's creating a new t-shirt line and subsequent benefit to raise money in support of the rapper's son. Family members have inked a partnership with streetwear brand X Label for the shir…
DJ Premier Refocuses After Death of Guru — Video Interview
In 2010, DJ Premier had the misfortune of dealing with the loss of Guru -- one half of Gang Starr. The producer, who'd long been doing his own thing since parting ties with Guru in the '90s, managed to move past the scandal surrounding his longtime friend's death, and do what he does …
Top 5 Disappointments of 2010
By most counts, 2010 was a great, rejuvenating year for hip-hop. Year-end lists are pouring in and albums by Kanye West, Drake, Bun B and The Roots rank as some of the years best, while Eminem single-handedly proved that the genre could sell on a massive scale...
Jazzmatazz Member Claims Solar Beat Guru
After legendary rapper Guru was hospitalized earlier this year, family and fans cried foul that his close associate Solar was prohibiting those close to him to visit him by his bedside and unjustly claiming power of attorney. While the media questioned the relationship between the two, Solar claimed…
Group Home Return With New Guru Tribute Album
Group Home, a New York rap duo that gained fame in the mid '90s for their collaborations with DJ Premier, have returned to the fold with a new album that pays tribute to the late Gang Starr MC Guru. The new record, 'G.U.R.U. (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal),' and will drop Septembe…
Guru Memorialized in Bronx Mural
While major television networks haven't stepped-up and paid proper tribute to former Gang Starr member and all-around great MC Guru, that doesn't mean that the real hip-hop community has forgotten his legend. A slew of DJ mixes and recorded tributes from rappers flooded the scene after Guru's passin…
DJ Premier Calls Out Hip-Hop Outlets for not Honoring Guru
Despite the rumors of inner turmoil and a well publicized separation, DJ Premier and Guru will always be remembered for the impact that they left on hip-hop music as the duo Gangstarr. With Guru's untimely and tragic death earlier this year, Preemo has dealt with constant attacks on the Gangsta…
Guru Eulogized in Boston, DJ Premier Pays Tribute From Europe
The utter shock of Guru's death on April 19 has hardly worn off, but his family has finally paid tribute to the fallen rapper in a private ceremony that took place in Boston this past Sunday (July 18). According to various sources, close friends and family gathered at the University of Massachusetts…

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